This is a library of perfboard and single-sided PCB effect layouts for guitar and bass. I'm not an electrical engineer by any stretch of the imagination, just a DIY'er who likes drawing layouts. It is meant for the hobbyist (so commercial use of any of these layout is not allowed without permission) and as a way to give back to the online DIY community.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Treeline Overdrive

Happy New Year everyone! I thought I'd kick off the New Year with something different. Lately I've been doing a lot of work in Eagle CAD for some non-blog related projects and thought I'd do a few single sided layouts with it. For your perf guys, don't worry, this isn't going to be a super regular thing. I'll still be doing perf layouts–just taking a little break this week.

A while back I got an Earthquaker Devices Bellows and was impressed with how almost everything was board mounted (with the exception of the footswitch). I got the wild idea of making a few layouts in Eagle with board mounted pots and jacks and sharing them here. So without further ado, here's what I'm calling the Treeline Overdrive.

Click the link above for the build doc with a full description, bill of materials, etc. 


  1. first, happy new year buddy
    second, congratulation for making your own overdrive, if I'm not mistaken :D

    awesome as usual.

  2. Looks impressive. I love board mounting as much as possible, so I'm sure going to order some parts and give it a shot.
    Have a great 2017!

  3. Happy new year mate !
    You deserve a present for all this effort. Thanks on the behalf of humanity !

  4. Happy new year to you and thanks a lot for your work! Ill give it a try on my next etching batch!

  5. First thanks for all your hardwork that i know it takes to produce all these layouts and the website! I hate wire and have been hoping id be able to find some layouts like this. Ive never ordered any of the enclosed jacks w pcb pins. small bear has the exact ones you specify in the BOM. Do you know if these type jacks have universal pin spacing? Ive done a little research and cant find info on alot of these type jacks. Im going to give mammoth an email to ask them about the ones they have, all the info they listed is that theirs are similar to Neutrik NMJ4HCD2.

    1. I don't know about the spacing of other enclosed jacks. I got my Neutriks from Small Bear, as they were the match to the Eagle CAD model. I'd be interested to see what the spacing is on Mammoth's jacks.

  6. Are you planning on tracing the Bellows? I've been really interested in what that circuit looks like. I just ordered some pcb mount power jacks. Gonna give these a try. Really cool idea!

  7. Build and verified :) sounds great, very Tubescreamer'ish :)